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Offline cijanzen

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[IC] SA Skyriter (JUN 21, 2020 - Kits updates)
« on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 08:03:35 »


Introduction

Iím thrilled to introduce SA Skyriter, a vintage inspired, deep forest green, olive, and seafoam sculpted keyset design. The colourway is based on the early 50s typewriter, ďSkyriterĒ from Smith-Corona.



Group Buy Date
August 2020

Vendors
  • USA/Americas - NovelKeys
  • Canada - DeskHero
  • Europe - Mykeyboard.eu
  • Oceania - Daily Clack
  • Asia - zFrontier

Colours

I have acquired a Skyriter typewriter to colour match against. typewriter keys will be sent to Signature Plastics for colour matching during the GB phase. This will allow SA Skyriter to stay as close to the original as possible.

Details

SA Skyriter covers the vast majority of standard and non-standard layouts. Make sure to fill out the form to express your interest and keep up to date on this set.

Kits

Alphas


TKL/Specialty


Numpad/96/1800


ISO


Ortho/40s


Spacekeys


Novelties
Coming Soon!

Deskmats
Coming Soon!


Renders

J-02


M011Y


TX-60


Exent


Koala


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Technical Specifications
  • SA Sculpted Profile (112343)
  • Manufactured by Signature Plastics
  • Compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones
  • Colours: Alphas: Sampled from original, Modifiers: Sampled from original, Legends: 2261 C

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    Iíd like to thank everyone who provided their early feedback and helped this idea grow. And most especially, thank you Voodoo6k for the beautiful renders and advice along the way.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #1 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 08:03:54 »
    Updates
    Nov 7, 2019 Updates
    • Add mod coloured R2 1.5u pipe key
    • Added more complete ISO support
    • R3 1.75u stepped control key is no longer stepped
    • Removed R4 1u delete

    December 9, 2019 Updates
    Updates
    • Cleaned up Base modifier kits and split into child kits
    • Received preliminary quotes for new kits
    • Updated colours.
      Colours will be matched to actual typewriter keys that will be sent to Signature Plastics. This will mostly affect the modifiers which are now a bit of a cooler green. New renders reflect the updated modifier colour as close as possible. Final keycaps will use the typewriter alpha and modifier colours along with the previously provided Pantone legend colour.

    New
    • Alphas Kit
    • TKL/HHKB/Tsangan/Winkeyless Kit
    • ISO Kit
    • Nupad/96/1800 Kit
    • Ortho/40s Kit
    • Spacekeys Kit

    Notes
    I am not currently planning a monotone modifier kit but I am still developing a novelties kit and/or a single metal artisan. These are early stages so plans are subject to change.

    I’d love to get any additional feedback on the new kits. And even though I’ve put tremendous thought into these kits, now is the time to let me know if anything is glaringly wrong or missing!

    January 20, 2020 Updates
    • Added Group Buy date and vendor list

    June 7, 2020 Updates

    Major GB Updates
    • Added DeskHero as Canadian vendor
    • Added Monochrome TKL/Specialty Kit

    Alphas Kit Updates
    • Added 7u Spacebar

    TKL/Specialty Kit Updates
    • Moved R4 1u Del to R1
    • Removed R4 1u Pg Dn
    • Removed R3 1u Pg Up
    • Added R4 2u Shift
    • Removed 7u Spacebar
    • Addition of 2u Shift + 3u spacekey adds support for Minila

    Numpad Kit Updates
    • Removed R1 Del (Now in TKL/Specialty Kit)
    • Added R1 =

    ISO Kit Updates
    • Added monochrome Shift and Return

    Ortho/40s Kit Updates
    • Added additional R4 1u Shift

    Spacekeys Kit Updates
    • Added olive 2u space
    • Added 3u space

    June 21, 2020 Updates

    TKL/Specialty Kit Updates
    • Added 2.25u Shift
    • Added R3 Pg Up
    • Added R4 Pg Dn

    ISO Kit Updates
    • Removed monochrome Shift and Return

    Monochrome TKL/Specialty Kit Updates
    Removed kit
    « Last Edit: Sun, 21 June 2020, 13:31:40 by cijanzen »

    Offline Agilr

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #2 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 08:06:23 »
    A nice, calm green set with a historic background

    Usually not a fan of green, but this would be something up my alley :thumb:

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #3 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 08:07:27 »
    Real nice vintage feel to like. Hope it reaches the GB stage

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #4 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 08:08:11 »
    Finally something else than $?@#^Ä£?-ing GMK !

    Nice colors! I love these retro sets!


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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #5 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 08:13:23 »
    Don't you mean GMK Skywriter? /s
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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #6 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 08:26:52 »
    How about a non-stepped R3 Control?

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #7 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 09:27:32 »
    i would love to see the same kit with everything deep green, the deep green and seafoam very looks nice but i do not like the olive.
     very nice set and especially likes the iso support
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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #8 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 09:35:33 »
    Its SA, so def in. Them greens are gorgeous.

    My suggestion: a 2nd mod kit in 5535C shade as well, its an amazing shade, will pair well with the current alphas n other sets.
    « Last Edit: Tue, 05 November 2019, 09:38:39 by mimalik »

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #9 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 09:52:01 »
    Physical layout compatibility in the kit seems to be good. I have a couple observations:

    1) Given that you're providing a mod-colored R1 `~ key, a mod-colored 1.5U R2 \| should be added as well.

    2) The R3 #~ key should be \| instead (so as to have proper English (USA) over ANSISO or ISO, instead of the dreaded "Atlantis ISO").

    The above point 2) is, of course, if you want to keep the same number of keycaps in the kit. Another option is to complete the support for English (UK) over ISO, which would require adding R3 '@, R1 , R1 2" and R1 .

    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #10 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 10:09:18 »
    Plane as enter novelty?

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #11 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 10:52:13 »
    You know what? These are EXACTLY green alphas that should have been used in SA Nuclear....
    Original ones were to bright. This is dark green that was used on Nuclear Data ND 6600 boards.
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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #12 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 11:06:32 »
    Plane as enter novelty?

    Paging RAMA for a collaboration would be awesome.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #13 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 12:19:29 »
    i would love to see the same kit with everything deep green, the deep green and seafoam very looks nice but i do not like the olive.
     very nice set and especially likes the iso support

    I kind of agree. The olive looks okay, but the original colors seems to be something a bit less brown. It would be nice to see what it would look like with a bit more vintage green.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #14 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 13:24:52 »
    Very nice!

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #15 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 13:28:17 »
    Perhaps a cooler olive would be more palatable to a wider audience. Since we're on the subject, I wouldn't mind cooler colors overall.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #16 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 16:28:45 »
    Wow youíre making a keyset. Iím in since I like the aesthetics of this set! Thanks for adding a stepped control I can put for my thermal. Thanks to you I switched to moon last minute. I wonder which plate Iíll put Kuro or Beam with this set.  Hope this becomes a reality.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #17 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 16:35:25 »
    id love to see a mod kit that matches the alphas color, that deep green you went with looks really nice.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #18 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 17:03:47 »
    Mods and alphas in dark green + olive green accent colors = bomb!

    Offline cijanzen

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #19 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 22:04:22 »
    How about a non-stepped R3 Control?

    If I split up the kits I'll consider its inclusion.

    i would love to see the same kit with everything deep green, the deep green and seafoam very looks nice but i do not like the olive.
     very nice set and especially likes the iso support

    Its SA, so def in. Them greens are gorgeous.

    My suggestion: a 2nd mod kit in 5535C shade as well, its an amazing shade, will pair well with the current alphas n other sets.

    i would love to see the same kit with everything deep green, the deep green and seafoam very looks nice but i do not like the olive.
     very nice set and especially likes the iso support

    I kind of agree. The olive looks okay, but the original colors seems to be something a bit less brown. It would be nice to see what it would look like with a bit more vintage green.

    There have been a few requests for a monochromatic option so I'll consider adding that if I switch to smaller kits. I need to consider how large of a GB I think this can sustain while keeping in mind the pricing and logistics. I'm all for more options though as I personally would like spacekeys too.

    Plane as enter novelty?

    I'm going to start working on some novelties as there have been a number of requests for them!

    Physical layout compatibility in the kit seems to be good. I have a couple observations:

    1) Given that you're providing a mod-colored R1 `~ key, a mod-colored 1.5U R2 \| should be added as well.

    2) The R3 #~ key should be \| instead (so as to have proper English (USA) over ANSISO or ISO, instead of the dreaded "Atlantis ISO").

    The above point 2) is, of course, if you want to keep the same number of keycaps in the kit. Another option is to complete the support for English (UK) over ISO, which would require adding R3 '@, R1 , R1 2" and R1 .

    Thank you for clarifying this. I'll look into cleaning up ISO and perhaps breaking it into a separate kit.

    You know what? These are EXACTLY green alphas that should have been used in SA Nuclear....
    Original ones were to bright. This is dark green that was used on Nuclear Data ND 6600 boards.

    I have SA Nuclear Data and I knew I wanted something darker. I saw this typewriter and fell in love with it and decided I'd try to bring it to life while bringing to life a darker more "mature" green.

    Don't you mean GMK Skywriter? /s

    Hey there Mr. SA Sunday Morning, us SA runners need to stick together!  ;D


    Thanks everyone for your interest and feedback so far! The reception of this set has been wonderful and I look forward to moving it towards GB. I've got a few things to think about at this point and will be working on some kit options, novelties, and reaching out to SP and other vendors.
    If you haven't already, please make sure to fill out this form as it helps me to gauge interest and gather feedback.


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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #20 on: Thu, 07 November 2019, 11:50:25 »
    I like it!

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #21 on: Thu, 07 November 2019, 16:44:19 »
    Updated the base kit, see changes in the update notes. Working on child kits and splitting the base kit and will get quotes for both the larger base kit and separate kits to see which direction to take this in.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (07/11/2019 - Kit Update)
    « Reply #22 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 04:12:48 »
    Base kit is looking real good as it is. And that dark forest green is perfect.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter
    « Reply #23 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 04:19:20 »
    Updated the base kit, see changes in the update notes. Working on child kits and splitting the base kit and will get quotes for both the larger base kit and separate kits to see which direction to take this in.

    Awesome. Yeah, numpad and ISO could be split away.
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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (07/11/2019 - Kit Update)
    « Reply #24 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 09:29:09 »
    Plz plz plz an alt mod set in alpha's colors.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (07/11/2019 - Kit Update)
    « Reply #25 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 14:17:04 »
    Oh man this is slick. So many great green kits coming out.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (07/11/2019 - Kit Update)
    « Reply #26 on: Mon, 09 December 2019, 12:31:49 »
    Major updates to kits and colours!

    Please check out the updates post to see what's been changed and the main post for new kits and renders. Remember to fill out the IC form here!

    Huge shoutout to Voodoo6k for the amazing renders.

    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (09/12/2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #27 on: Mon, 09 December 2019, 14:37:37 »
    Thanks for spacebars!

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (09/12/2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #28 on: Mon, 09 December 2019, 18:28:21 »
    Thanks for spacebars!

    No problem! I'm excited and happy to see that there appears to be enough interest to broaden this design with better layout support.

    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #29 on: Mon, 09 December 2019, 18:38:25 »
    I didn't catch this earlier, sorry, but can the spacebars kit get a 2.25 in addition to the 2.75? 40s layouts, VE.A and clone, SP-111 and other split boards use both of those in concert.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #30 on: Mon, 09 December 2019, 18:44:57 »
    I didn't catch this earlier, sorry, but can the spacebars kit get a 2.25 in addition to the 2.75? 40s layouts, VE.A and clone, SP-111 and other split boards use both of those in concert.

    Yes, actually that was an oversight. I had incorrectly labelled one of the keys. Thereís no blank 1.5u but there is definitely a 2.25u spacekey.

    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #31 on: Mon, 09 December 2019, 20:54:37 »
    Ok that makes more sense. Thank you!

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #32 on: Tue, 10 December 2019, 00:33:25 »
    Aw, no novelties?

    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #33 on: Tue, 10 December 2019, 00:38:41 »
    He said he was thinking about novelties and artisan collabs on reddit. I have hope for a plane on something...

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #34 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 18:36:25 »
    Is the 40s and Ortho kit intended to be in addition to the TKL kit to cover a 40s board? If not, you're missing quite a few keys and have a few repeats. The row profiling on your TKL kit is also the wrong profiling for the base keys. It should be 112343, unless that was your intention.
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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #35 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 18:42:05 »
    Is the 40s and Ortho kit intended to be in addition to the TKL kit to cover a 40s board? If not, you're missing quite a few keys and have a few repeats.

    Yes, that is my current intention. As a 40s user myself I find I almost always end up buying the TKL kit anyways as I generally find the 40s kit doesnít support enough of what I need and I may want to put the keycaps on a larger board.

    Now, obviously not everyone buys keycaps the way I do, but by supporting ortho with just the 40s and spacekeys kit, Iíve at least covered that. Hopefully by setting a slightly higher MOQ I can offset the price of 40s + TKL for 40-60% staggered boards. At least thatís the theory.

    Any thoughts on that?

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #36 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 19:01:48 »
    Is the 40s and Ortho kit intended to be in addition to the TKL kit to cover a 40s board? If not, you're missing quite a few keys and have a few repeats.

    Yes, that is my current intention. As a 40s user myself I find I almost always end up buying the TKL kit anyways as I generally find the 40s kit doesnít support enough of what I need and I may want to put the keycaps on a larger board.

    Now, obviously not everyone buys keycaps the way I do, but by supporting ortho with just the 40s and spacekeys kit, Iíve at least covered that. Hopefully by setting a slightly higher MOQ I can offset the price of 40s + TKL for 40-60% staggered boards. At least thatís the theory.

    Any thoughts on that?

    I'm not going to comment on how you want to kit up, just can help with some, perhaps, unnecessary keys.

    For instance, you have [R3] Left, Down, Right in the TKL kit though those are already present in the TKL kit. The Up key should be okay as that normally comes in R4 profiling and needs to be there for ortho users that use arrows along the bottom row.

    You could probably but the 40s 1u super key as there are already 2 present in the TKL kit.

    If you change your mind, and wish to try and run 40s as a standalone kit, please refer to my Sunday Morning 40s kit.

    Please also refer to my previous comment above about row profiling.
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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #37 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 19:05:06 »
    Is the 40s and Ortho kit intended to be in addition to the TKL kit to cover a 40s board? If not, you're missing quite a few keys and have a few repeats.

    Yes, that is my current intention. As a 40s user myself I find I almost always end up buying the TKL kit anyways as I generally find the 40s kit doesnít support enough of what I need and I may want to put the keycaps on a larger board.

    Now, obviously not everyone buys keycaps the way I do, but by supporting ortho with just the 40s and spacekeys kit, Iíve at least covered that. Hopefully by setting a slightly higher MOQ I can offset the price of 40s + TKL for 40-60% staggered boards. At least thatís the theory.

    Any thoughts on that?

    I'm not going to comment on how you want to kit up, just can help with some, perhaps, unnecessary keys.

    For instance, you have [R3] Left, Down, Right in the TKL kit though those are already present in the TKL kit. The Up key should be okay as that normally comes in R4 profiling.

    You could probably but the 40s 1u super key as there are already 2 present in the TKL kit.

    If you change your mind, and wish to try and run 40s as a standalone kit, please refer to my Sunday Morning 40s kit.

    Please also refer to my previous comment above about row profiling.

    Thanks for the feedback! This is certainly the area I feel least certain about so Iím definitely open to different ideas. Iíve absolutely been spying your setup with SA Sunday Morning and think you did an excellent job with those kits!

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #38 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 19:09:13 »
    Quote
    Thanks for the feedback! This is certainly the area I feel least certain about so Iím definitely open to different ideas. Iíve absolutely been spying your setup with SA Sunday Morning and think you did an excellent job with those kits!

    Not a problem, glad to help.

    Another thing I noticed, your 40s kit supports minivans but it needs a R3 1.75 "Lock" key for the bottom row to support the non-arrow layout for the minivan.
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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #39 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 19:12:01 »
    Quote
    Thanks for the feedback! This is certainly the area I feel least certain about so Iím definitely open to different ideas. Iíve absolutely been spying your setup with SA Sunday Morning and think you did an excellent job with those kits!

    Not a problem, glad to help.

    Another thing I noticed, your 40s kit supports minivans but it needs a R3 1.75 "Lock" key for the bottom row to support the non-arrow layout for the minivan.

    After consulting the 40s discord Iíve decided, at least for now, that the R3 caps lock or control keys in the TKL kit would suffice. Which made me realize that Iíve mislabeled my rows in that kit!

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #40 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 10:47:23 »
    Normally I'm not a big fan of green, but the deep forest alphas are beautiful and I'd be interested in buying that.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #41 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 08:02:07 »


    Hey everyone, please have your tickets ready and prepare to board flight SA Skyriter. We will be taking off in August 2020 with the support of these vendors who will be hosting:

    • North America - NovelKeys
    • Europe - Mykeyboard.eu
    • Oceania - Daily Clack
    • Asia - zFrontier

    In other news the reception to the new kits has been great, and while there may be a few tweaks to be made, Iím pretty happy with them. If you have any concerns about the kits please let me know!

    Lastly, a novelty kit is in development and Iím really excited to share it with you. Right now Iím experimenting with a few different concepts. Given the amount of time until the GB I want to take it slow and get things right but Iíll post the novelties as soon as theyíre ready!

    If you'd like to show your support or offer feedback please consider filling out the Interest Check form.

    Thank you all for your ongoing support. Iím looking forward to seeing you in August and Iíll keep you up to speed as we approach takeoff.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (DEC 9, 2019 - KITS AND COLOURS UPDATE)
    « Reply #42 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 10:52:55 »
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    Hey everyone, please have your tickets ready and prepare to board flight SA Skyriter. We will be taking off in August 2020 with the support of these vendors who will be hosting:

    • North America - NovelKeys
    • Europe - Mykeyboard.eu
    • Oceania - Daily Clack
    • Asia - zFrontier

    In other news the reception to the new kits has been great, and while there may be a few tweaks to be made, Iím pretty happy with them. If you have any concerns about the kits please let me know!

    Lastly, a novelty kit is in development and Iím really excited to share it with you. Right now Iím experimenting with a few different concepts. Given the amount of time until the GB I want to take it slow and get things right but Iíll post the novelties as soon as theyíre ready!

    If you'd like to show your support or offer feedback please consider filling out the Interest Check form.

    Thank you all for your ongoing support. Iím looking forward to seeing you in August and Iíll keep you up to speed as we approach takeoff.

    A novelty ISO enter might really boost the ISO kit's sales.  Look at GMK Ursa for example: 125 ISO/613 Base.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (JAN 20, 2020 - GB Date and Vendors Announced)
    « Reply #43 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 10:54:49 »
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    Hey everyone, please have your tickets ready and prepare to board flight SA Skyriter. We will be taking off in August 2020 with the support of these vendors who will be hosting:

    • North America - NovelKeys
    • Europe - Mykeyboard.eu
    • Oceania - Daily Clack
    • Asia - zFrontier

    In other news the reception to the new kits has been great, and while there may be a few tweaks to be made, Iím pretty happy with them. If you have any concerns about the kits please let me know!

    Lastly, a novelty kit is in development and Iím really excited to share it with you. Right now Iím experimenting with a few different concepts. Given the amount of time until the GB I want to take it slow and get things right but Iíll post the novelties as soon as theyíre ready!

    If you'd like to show your support or offer feedback please consider filling out the Interest Check form.

    Thank you all for your ongoing support. Iím looking forward to seeing you in August and Iíll keep you up to speed as we approach takeoff.

    A novelty ISO enter might really boost the ISO kit's sales.  Look at GMK Ursa for example: 125 ISO/613 Base.

    Oooh that is definitely something to consider! I donít want to leave iso users behind and should definitely make a novelty accessible to them. Thank you for that suggestion.

    Offline Techichi

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (JAN 20, 2020 - GB Date and Vendors Announced)
    « Reply #44 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 15:26:11 »
    Beautiful set. Interested.

    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (JAN 20, 2020 - GB Date and Vendors Announced)
    « Reply #45 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 16:32:44 »
    I was trying to think about what would best use the space of an Iso enter. the visage of the skyriter, going vertically? you're clever, you'll think of something. It'll help iso hit MOQ.

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (JAN 20, 2020 - GB Date and Vendors Announced)
    « Reply #46 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 20:41:43 »
    Just added a render of SA Skyriter in ISO formation on J-02 from Jae.

    If you haven't heard of the J-02 you can find more info over on this thread https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104477.0. The GB for J-02 will be starting January 8th!

    Once again thanks to Voodoo6k for the lovely renders.

    Offline Vlie

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (JAN 20, 2020 - GB Date and Vendors Announced)
    « Reply #47 on: Fri, 06 March 2020, 16:43:29 »
    like it!

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (JAN 20, 2020 - GB Date and Vendors Announced)
    « Reply #48 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 13:16:04 »
    Wow, I didnít see this project until now.  Me likey!  :thumb:

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    Re: [IC] SA Skyriter (JAN 20, 2020 - GB Date and Vendors Announced)
    « Reply #49 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 17:22:41 »
    I recommend moving the R1 Del key from the numpad kit to the mods kit since that key is used in 60%, 65% and 75% layouts as well.

    You might also want to consider adding a R1 1u = key to the numpad kit, and removing the 1.75u spacebar from the spacebars kit (it's only used on three boards afaik: Vortex Core, Daisy, JD40, and the latter requires two of them).